Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: IraqTunisiaIndustries: All
Higher oil output should boost growth, but structural vulnerabilities, particularly high unemployment and a growing population, are being left unattended by the absence of any major legislative action.
Arabia Monitor's regional theme this quarter focuses on private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) in MENA, highlighting key trends and analysing the impact of recent geopolitical instability and the reduction in short term economic confidence resulting from the oil price shock.
China has become more commercially and diplomatically engaged in the Middle East and North Africa region, encouraging some regional countries to look east in search of an alternative partner. Arabia Monitor's Chief Economist shares her insights with Al Ahram Weekly.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesBahrain...Services: Economic Research & Strategy
As usual, changes in business confidence at the country level were varied. Increased optimism amongst CEOs in the main oil-exporting nations, including Qatar and Kuwait, contributed to the moderate uplift in regional sentiment. We explore the reasons for cautious but high optimism in Saudi Arabia. Nations where optimism eroded included Lebanon.
Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: EuropeBahrain...Services: Economic Research & Strategy
In the May MENA monthly, Arabia Monitor sheds light on the main developments that have taken place throughout the Middle East this past month. Our lead story is that of Yemen – the Arab world's poorest country.